Japan intends to upgrade the Osumi-class amphibious landing craft capable of carrying tanks and Osprey aircraft

Published: 2014-1-15 January 15,2014  Views: 113
Japan intends to upgrade the Osumi-class amphibious landing craft capable of carrying tanks and Osprey aircraft These days: Japan Osumi-class landing ship

According to Jane's Defence Weekly << >> January 14, 2014 reported that the Japanese Ministry of Defense called the improved amphibious capability, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force will 'Dayu' class landing ship significant modification.

Japan's Defense Ministry allocated 20 million yen in the fiscal year 2014 budget (about $ 190,000 to study the modification order can be equipped with BAE Systems produced AAV-7A1 amphibious assault vehicles and Boeing production The MV-22 'Osprey' tilt-rotor transport aircraft, the research project will focus on upgrading work 3 'Dayu' class landing ship The three 'Dayu' class landing ship are 1998 serving 'Dayu' No. 2002 in service 'under the North' service numbers and 2003 'National Dong' No, they have to carry two LCAC air cushion landing craft berth deck and can carry a multi-vehicle car garage deck landing by the elevator on the main deck springboard or starboard hatch to arrive. dividing the main deck space for multiple cars parked more landing tail behind the ship island there is a large helipad. upgrade work will be carried out during the maintenance book, 'Under the North 'No scheduled maintenance period in 2016-2017 fiscal year,' China Eastern 'in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the' big corner 'in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

In fiscal year 2014, in order to improve aircraft landing and skidding off the ship status, stern ramp will be three landing craft used skid paint, the project cost at 50 million yen. JMSDF also want to spend 140 million days yuan to buy multi-purpose container, in order to improve transport capacity LCAC air cushion landing craft. To be able to carry 'Osprey' transport aircraft, the flight deck of the Japanese Ministry of Defense plans to lay resistant layer for AAV-7A1 amphibious assault vehicles, the Defense Department will consider replacing the stern springboard doors and enhance their switching capacity, increase the maximum load on the main deck and garage lifts between decks, and to enhance the drainage capacity berth deck. (China Ship Information Center Liu Xin)